The CHill Zone of T&F: Conway's View From the Finish Line

NCAA Championships

Jun 13th, 2017
2:18 pm PST

Championship season is my favorite time of year. The relay circuit is fun. The Diamond League gives us a glimpse of the world's elite athletes. But in today's track and field it's Championships that gives us the head to head competition between the sports best athletes at every level! The NCAA's are always the first of the "elite" championships each year Read More...

Does Track and Field Need to Change?

Sep 18th, 2016
3:06 pm PST

Recently I saw an article asking whether or not we need to delete events from track and field - and if so which ones. The author said that we have to do this to increase the popularity of the sport. Among the reasons given was the attention span of the general public, and that meets are too long. An example that was given was the fact that track and field during the Olympics takes a little over a week to run!  It's not the first article I've seen on the subject - all with similar reasons given Read More...

NCAA Championships – All About the Format

Jun 14th, 2015
8:19 pm PST

This year there were two things to talk about when looking at the NCAA Championships. One was the competition - and this year's competition was as stellar as ever! The other was the format as the powers that be thought it was a good idea to split the meet into TWO separate meets - a men's meet and a woman's meet Read More...

NCAA Regionals?

Jun 2nd, 2015
6:54 am PST

The NCAA Regional "meets" were held this past weekend in Austin TX (West) and Jacksonville FL (East). Did anyone notice? They were overshadowed by what was an AWESOME Prefontaine Classic. Hard to gain attention when there's a mini world championships going on! But I have to feel that they also suffered from their own format Read More...

NCAA Championships

Jun 17th, 2014
10:46 am PST

This was a very busy week of track and field for the true fan of the sport. Oslo, the NCAA Championships, and the New York Grand Prix were all contested within a four day period, with some form of media broadcast available for all four days of action! Finally, technology and track providing fans with serious coverage of the sport Read More...

NCAA Championships – Great Competition

Jun 10th, 2013
8:17 am PST

This is one of the meets that I really look forward to each year, because it's everything that the sport should be. A meet that contests EVERY event. It has relays. The best show up to compete. There's team scoring. And most of all, the competition is fierce! Yes, the NCAA Championships should be the poster child for track and field Read More...

Upsets in Rome While Collegians Sizzle

Jun 6th, 2013
11:08 pm PST

If you're a true fan of the sport then you are in Heaven like me, because we have wall to wall track and field –highlighted by the NCAA Division I Championships and today's Golden Gala in Rome. So far both have been full of surprises, for different reasons. I'll start with Rome, the fourth entry in the Diamond League Read More...

NCAA Regionals On Tap This Week

May 20th, 2013
11:21 am PST

The championship portion of the collegiate season kicks into high gear this week with the Division I East (Greensboro NC) and West (Austin TX) Regionals. These meets are the precursor to the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene in June. In many ways these meets are also a preview of the USATF National championships and World Championships, as many of the top collegiate programs are peppered with elite, world class athletes Read More...

Super Saturday of Track

Jun 10th, 2012
10:24 am PST

If you love track and field, then you loved Saturday. The final day of the NCAA Championships, followed by the Adidas Classic in New York. TONS of tremendous competition - and that was really the key as the wind hampered the NCAA meet. Let's start there, since it was first on the schedule. After sizzling semifinal rounds, the wind turned on the athletes and seriously slowed down results Read More...

The College Championship Journey Begins

Feb 23rd, 2012
2:04 pm PST

Believe it or not, there has been a collegiate indoor season this year – it just hasn’t dominated the news this time around. In the past we’ve gotten super performances in events like the 400 where collegians Kerron Clement (44.57), Kirani James (44.80) and LaShawn Merritt (44.93) still sit #1, #3, and #4 all time Read More...